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Amateur Radio Certification Course PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Morgan   
Would you like to...

* communicate with people around the world without the use of phones or the Internet?
* experiment with electronics?
* interface radio transmitters with your computer?
* serve your community at public events or during serious emergency situations?
* talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station, or communicate through satellites?

* develop new relationships and learn what is going on around world through the airwaves?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) may be for you!

(credit: RAC)

From 27 September through Monday 17 December 2018, the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club will run a course to help you earn your Amateur Radio licence. 

Classes will run most Mondays and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.  There will also be one Sunday afternoon session in each of October, November and December.  The language of instruction will be English.

The cost is $165. This includes:
- all classroom instruction;
- all required study materials;
- all materials and instruction for you to build two antennas to get you on the air quickly;
- a one-year membership in the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club (FARC); and
- FARC’s accredited Examiners will administer the examination for the Basic Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio, the essential requirement to hold a call sign and get on the air.  

Successful candidates will earn a licence to operate their own Amateur Radio station, and they will receive a free one-year membership in the Radio Amateurs of Canada (http://wp.rac.ca). 

Your instructors are a team of experienced, knowledgeable Radio Amateurs who are very keen to help you get a good start in the fascinating, diverse world of Amateur Radio.

Registration will be on Monday, 10 September 2018 at 7pm.  Come to the Boardroom of the Victoria Health Centre, 65 Brunswick Street, Fredericton NB.

For more info, Please contact Dave VE9CB at (506) 206-8334 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
2017 Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Morgan   

Well here we go again.... where's the time go......

Welcome to the 2017 Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk! Join thousands of Atlantic Canadians as we walk together on Sunday, May 28th to end MS. It's more than a walk, it's a movement to end MS and we need your help!

We are committed to funding top research projects across the country, as well as local programs and services which benefit our Atlantic MS community. Our mission is to find a cure for MS and every day we get one step closer to reaching that goal. Recruit your family, friends and colleagues and join us in celebrating our many accomplishments over the years. Help us find a cure. Help us bring hope to those living with MS. Every step matters.

Date: Sunday, May 28th

Location: Rothesay High School

Check-in Time: 11:00 a.m.

Start Time: 12:00 p.m.

Route Length(s): 2.5 km & 4 km

For more information, contact Whitney Machin:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | 902-468-8230 x1008 or toll free 1-800-268-7582

Members of the Loyalist City Amateur Radio Club will be providing support communications during the walk.

Please contact Stephen, if you are able to assist for a couple of hours on Sunday May 28th.

Stephen Foster (VE9XMQ), 506 647-5059 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



LCARC 80th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Morgan   

Loyalist City Amateur Radio Club Celebrates 80th Anniversary this Year (2017)

By Len Morgan

The Loyalist City Amateur Radio Club Inc. serves the amateur radio operator community in and around the City of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The Club call sign VE9LC can be heard during the annual contests such as Field Day, Canada Day Contest, and Canada Winter Contests. The club was founded in 1937 and has been active for all those years, except for the WWII years. On February 18, 1937, a group of interested radio amateurs met to organize a radio club in Saint John. Those present at the first meeting were: C. Brannen, L. Codner VE1GP, G. Coffin, J. Diblee VE1IF, M. Doull VE1EE, D. Fowlie VE1GI, H. Fowlie VE1GQ, K. Melvin VE1BF, V. Mills, C. McWilliams, A Power, M. Redding VE1IZ, A. Ruthen VE1HL, W. Smith VE1FC and F. White VE1FL. The club was organized to aid the advancement of radio amateurs, and to protect amateur radio activity in the district.
A constitution was drawn up by the Executive, and it was approved by the club members at the first general meeting, held on March 18, 1937.

The club holds monthly meetings at the New Brunswick Community College in Saint John, Room E2001, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 7:30PM. All are welcome.

We will celebrate the clubs anniversary later in the summer with a BBQ, possible radio set-up and other activities that will be announced later.



2107 Amateur Radio Symposium PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Morgan   

2017 Symposium for Maritime Amateur Radio Technicians

Well after rain threaten to put a damper on things the sun came out early Saturday morning on Apr.29th, for the 2017 Symposium of Maritime Amateur Radio Technicians (S.M.A.R.T.)
This year's event was held at the Dr.Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill Nova Scotia.
Amateurs started to arrive at 7am and began setting up their displays in the large foyer.
Treva Hebb & Jo-Ann Reynolds looked after the Registration table and prepared name tags. There were tables set up for tickets to buy prizes including digital radios and 50/50 tickets thanks to Dana Rushton VE1VOX and Jim Hannon VE1AFH. Thanks to Belair Technologic, N3FJP-Scot Davis, Durham Radio, Radioworld and RAC for the prizes.
Dave Goodwin VE9CB Atlantic Director for the Radio Amateurs of Canada and Len Morgan VE9MY Manager of the RAC National incoming QSL bureau manned the RAC table. Dave also gave a presentation later in the day on behalf of RAC.
John Scott VE1JS had a table and was available to check DXCC, WAS, VUCC and WAC cards, if required. He also did identity checks for those wishing to join LoTW.

Please go to www.westcumb.ca/s-m-a-r-t to view more detail on the success of the event.

Brit Fader Memorial Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Morgan   

Brit Fader Scholarship Trust Announces 2017 Call for Applications

The Brit Fader Scholarship was established in 1993 by the Halifax Amateur Radio Club and

endowed through the generosity of Club members and Radio Amateurs throughout the

Maritime Provinces of Canada. This scholarship is intended exclusively for post-secondary

educational use, including graduate studies, to provide assistance with the cost of tuition,

room, board, books and/or other fees essential to the advanced education of the recipient.

The amount of the 2017 award will be $1500.00.

Applicant must be a citizen of Canada, but without regard to gender, race, national origin,

handicap status or any other factor and must be performing at a high academic level.

Applicant must hold an active Basic Class or higher grade of Canadian Amateur Radio


This Scholarship will be provided for attendance at an accredited Canadian post-secondary

technical school, college or university, with preference given to applicants who have been

accepted into a program in the field of electronics or electrical engineering.

Application submissions must be postmarked no later than July 7th, 2017.

A zipped application package (Criteria; Application Form; Reference Form) is available for

down-loading from the HARC website at: http://halifax-arc.org/britfaderscholarship.

D. Howard Dickson – VE1DHD

for the Brit Fader Scholarship Trust

Halifax Amateur Radio Club


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Repeater Info

Callsign: VE9SJN
Frequency: 147.270+
PL Tone: 100.0 Hz
Location: Millidgeville
IRLP Node: 2009
Echo Link Node: 285237

: 145.490- (MotoTrbo)
DMR-MARC ID: 302903
Color Code: 1



Callsign: VE9SJW
VHF Frequency: 146.895-
UHF Frequency: 443.600+
Packet: 145.010
Location: Spruce Lake (West)


Callsign: VE9HPN
Frequency: 145.130-
Location: Dickie Mountain (Hampton)


Frequency: 144.390


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